British armed forces racism in Afghanistan

This video from Britain is called Prince Harry’s Racist Remarks Towards Fellow Soldier.

From British daily The Guardian:

Muslim abused by RAF officers, tribunal hears

* James Sturcke

* Thursday 10 September 2009 21.38 BST

A Muslim RAF medic was called a “terrorist” and “Paki” and was assaulted by superior officers while on duty in Afghanistan, a tribunal heard today.

A sergeant also grabbed the medical officer by the throat in front of colleagues in a racially motivated attack, the employment tribunal in London was told, and the armed forces’ failure to properly investigate the 2007 incident amounted to a further instance of racial discrimination.

Details of the alleged abuse suffered by the man, known only as AB, can now be reported after a judge partially lifted restrictions relating to some witnesses.

During cross-examination Warrant Officer Nicolas Harper of the RAF’s equal opportunities investigation team (EOIT) accepted the alleged abuse was of a “particularly serious nature” deserving of an “expeditious resolution”.

Details of the Afghanistan incident were heard in private but it is understood it took place in Helmand province in 2007 where AB was posted with a specialist unit.

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